plain china: best undergraduate writing

Volume One : Issue Two


by Lisa Low

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It wasn’t the tree infested
with secrets, or the snake

whose skin glistened
like fruit. It was night.

You can blame the darkness
for almost anything.

That night, what drew her
to the apple was its flesh,

which, like hers, fastened
to only one bone.

About the Author

Lisa Low

Rice University

Lisa Low, a 2009 graduate of Rice University, has studied poetry and creative writing at the undergraduate level, and hopes to learn more about writing through new places and experiences.